Sustainable development strategy
Our second Sustainable Development Strategy covers the period from 2012 to 2017.
As well as delivering services in a more sustainable way we are expected to contribute to national objectives including Scotland’s transition to a better carbon economy.
Our strategy outlines the action we will take to reduce our carbon emissions and adapt to changes in climate,so it is also our Climate Change Strategy.
The strategy is organised around three themes:
- sustainable council - what we do to manage our own impact on the environment
- sustainable environment - what we do to protect and enhance the natural and physical environment for the benefit of all
- sustainable communities - explains what we do to help communities live more sustainably
The strategy is relevant to everyone who lives and works in South Lanarkshire and we will work with partners, local businesses and communities to enable the people of South Lanarkshire to live more sustainably and enjoy the benefits of a high quality environment.
Achieving sustainable development is a huge task and requires all sectors of society to work towards it, including national government, businesses, local communities and the voluntary sector.
Please also see information about our Sustainability partnership.